The release of iOS 8.0.2 didn’t just resolve the iOS 8.0.1 snafu. It also signals an important milestone for Apple’s new HealthKit SDK. Beginning with the new update, third-party apps can now send and receive data to Cupertino’s new Health app.
As 9to5Mac first noted, FitPort is the first of many apps that integrate with the Health app. It acts as a replacement for Health information, with all data being synced back into the Health database.
On launch, FitPort asks for access to Health, making careful note that “your health data will not be sent to our servers.” Once you allow access, you’ll be asked to assign the categories in Health that FitPort may write and read data to. These can include Active Calories, Body Fat Percentage, and many more.
Earlier today, I took a 2 mile walk, which was automatically recorded on my iPhone’s Health app. FitPort now has access to that data, as you can see below:
We can’t wait to take Health out for a test-drive now that third-party integration is possible. In the coming days, we’ll be letting you know when other apps begin using HealthKit. In the meantime, you can download the $1.99 FitPort on the App Store.
For more on the iOS 8.0.2 update, click here.